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Definition of pocketbook noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1used to refer to the financial situation of a person or country Many foreign goods are too expensive for American pocketbooks. The increase is likely to hit the pocketbooks of consumers. Voters care about pocketbook issues such as jobs and inflation.
  2. 2= handbag
  3. 3(in the past) a small flat case for carrying papers or money
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pocketbook

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